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2.3.1.15    Minor in Language Studies

Students from cohort 2017 onwards are eligible for Minor in Language Studies.

To graduate with a Minor in Language Studies, students have to accumulate at least 24 Modular Credits.

Students from Cohort 2017 who declare the Minor in Language Studies can choose one of the following options:

  1. 6 CLS language modules of the same language (e.g. all the levels from the first to the sixth level language modules), OR
  2. 5 CLS language modules of the same language, including the sixth level language module, and 1 recognized modules for that language track, OR
  3. 4 CLS language modules of the same language, including the sixth level language module, and 2 recognized modules for that language track.

Students from Cohort 2018 onwards who declare the Minor in Language Studies can choose one of the following options:

  1. 6 CLS language modules of the same language, including the sixth level language module or higher, OR
  2. 5 CLS language modules of the same language, including the sixth level language module or higher, and 1recognized modules for that language track, OR
  1. 4 CLS language modules of the same language, including the sixth level language module or higher, and 2recognized modules for that language track.

Students can start to declare for Minor in Language Studies in AY2018-2019 semester 2.

Note:

  • In order to take the lowest level 1000 CLS language module, the student must not have any prior knowledge of the language concerned.
  • Students who have prior knowledge in a language and have been placed directly in the fourth language module or any higher level will not be able to minor in that language as they will not be able to obtain the required number of modular credits from eligible language modules in that language. Such students are encouraged to work towards a minor in another language offered by the Centre.

Available language minors:

Arabic as a Foreign Language

Eligible language modules

  • First to the sixth level language modules: LAR1201 Arabic 1, LAR2201 Arabic 2, LAR3201 Arabic 3, LAR3202 Arabic 4, LAR4201 Arabic 5, LAR4202 Arabic 6
  • Language module(s) higher than the sixth level: Nil

Recognized modules:

PH2242 Philosophy of Language
HY3246 History of Muslim Southeast Asia
MS3218 The Religious Life of the Malays

 

Bahasa Indonesia as a Foreign Language

Eligible language modules

  • First to the sixth level language modules: LAB1201 Bahasa Indonesia 1, LAB2201 Bahasa Indonesia 2, LAB3201 Bahasa Indonesia 3, LAB3202 Bahasa Indonesia 4, LAB4201 Bahasa Indonesia 5, LAB4202 Bahasa Indonesia 6
  • Language module(s) higher than the sixth level: Nil

Recognized modules:

PH2242 Philosophy of Language
HY1101E Asia and the Modern World
SE2210 Popular Culture in Southeast Asia
SE2212 Cities and Urban Life in Southeast Asia
SE2213 Politics in Southeast Asia
SE2214 Arts of Southeast Asia
SE2217 War and Southeast Asia
SE2221 Old and New Music in Southeast Asia
SE2223 Doing Research in Southeast Asia
SE2224 Unmasked! An Introduction to Traditional Dance in SEA
SE2225 Forbidden Pleasures: Vice in Southeast Asia
SE2229 Southeast Asia as a Field of Study
SE3214 Heritage and Heritagescapes in Southeast Asia
SE3233 Martial Arts in Southeast Asia
MS3210 Modern Indonesian Literature

 

Chinese for non-natives

Eligible language modules

  • First to the sixth level language modules: LAC1201 Chinese 1, LAC2201 Chinese 2, LAC3201 Chinese 3, LAC3202 Chinese 4, LAC4201 Chinese 5, LAC4202 Chinese 6
  • Language module(s) higher than the sixth level: Nil

Recognized modules:

PH2242 Philosophy of Language
CH2293 Introduction to Chinese Art (Taught in English)
CH2299 Art of Modern and Contemporary China (Taught in English)
CH3298 Chinese in Southeast Asia (Taught in English)

 

French as a Foreign Language

Eligible language modules

  • First to the sixth level language modules: LAF1201 French 1, LAF2201 French 2, LAF3201 French 3, LAF3202 French 4, LAF3203 French for Academic Purposes, LAF4201 French 5, LAF4202 French 6
  • Language module(s) higher than the sixth level: LAF4203 French Studies I, LAF4204 French Studies II

Recognized modules:

PH2242 Philosophy of Language
EU1101E Making of Modern Europe
EU2213 Upheaval in Europe 1848-1918
EU2221 Empires, Colonies and Imperialism
EU3224 Social Thought & Social Theory
HY2210 State and Society in Early-Modern Europe

 

German as a Foreign Language

Eligible language modules

  • First to the sixth level language modules: LAG1201 German 1, LAG2201 German 2, LAG3201 German 3, LAG3202 German 4, LAG3203 German for Academic Purposes, LAG4201 German 5, LAG4202 German 6, LAG4203
  • Language module(s) higher than the sixth level: German Studies I, LAG4204 German Studies II

Recognized modules:

PH2242 Philosophy of Language
EU1101E Making of Modern Europe
EU2213 Upheaval in Europe 1848-1918
EU2221 Empires, Colonies and Imperialism
EU3224 Social Thought & Social Theory
HY2210 State and Society in Early-Modern Europe

 

Hindi as a Foreign Language

Eligible language modules

  • First to the sixth level language modules: LAH1201 Hindi 1, LAH2201 Hindi 2, LAH3201 Hindi 3, LAH3202 Hindi 4, LAH4201 Hindi 5, LAH4202 Hindi 6
  • Language module(s) higher than the sixth level: Nil

Recognized modules:

PH2242 Philosophy of Language
HY1101E Asia and the Modern World
SN1101E South Asia: People Culture and Development
SN2213 Governance and Politics in South Asia
SN2234 Gender and Society in South Asia
SN2271 Religion and Society in South Asia
SN2274 South Asian Cultures: An Introduction
SN2277 Indian Communities in South-East Asia
SN2280 Marriage, Sex and Love in South Asia
SN3272 Issues in Indian Philosophy
SN3274 South Asian Cinema

 

Japanese as a Foreign Language

Eligible language modules

  • First to the sixth level language modules: LAJ1201 Japanese 1, LAJ2201 Japanese 2, LAJ2202 Japanese 3, LAJ2203 Japanese 4, either LAJ3201 Japanese 5, or LAJ3203 Business Japanese 1, LAJ3202 Japanese 6*, LAJ3204 Business Japanese 2*
  • Language module(s) higher than the sixth level: LAJ4203 Newspaper Reading, LAJ4205 Expository Writing & Public Speaking

(*Note : The two sixth level language modules LAJ3202 Japanese 6 and LAJ3204 Business Japanese 2 are not mutually exclusive : they may be read together, or one after the other, in no particular order.)

Recognized modules:

PH2242 Philosophy of Language
HY1101E Asia and the Modern World
JS2203 Sound, Grammar and Meaning
JS2213 Popular Culture in Contemporary Japan
JS2216 Postwar Japanese Film and Anime
JS2225 Marketing and Consumer Culture in Japan
JS2230 Itadakimasu – Food in Japan
JS3213 Alternative Lives in Contemporary Japan
JS3214 Japanese Philosophy and Thought
JS3223 Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region
JS3227 Entrepreneurship: Self-made in Japan
JS3230 Men and Women in Modern Japanese Literature

 

Korean as a Foreign Language

Eligible language modules

  • First to the sixth level language modules: LAK1201 Korean 1, LAK2201 Korean 2, LAK3201 Korean 3, LAK3202 Korean 4, LAK3203 Korean for Academic Purposes, LAK4201 Korean 5, LAK4202 Korean 6
  • Language module(s) higher than the sixth level: LAK4203 Korean 7, LAK4204 Korean 8

Recognized modules:

PH2242 Philosophy of Language
HY1101E Asia and the Modern World
HY3206 East Asian International Relations

 

Malay as a Foreign Language

Eligible language modules

  • First to the sixth level language modules: LAM1201 Malay 1, LAM2201 Malay 2, LAM3201 Malay 3, LAM3202 Malay 4, LAM4201 Malay 5, LAM4202 Malay 6
  • Language module(s) higher than the sixth level: Nil

Recognized modules:

PH2242 Philosophy of Language
HY1101E Asia and the Modern World
HY3246 History of Muslim Southeast Asia
MS1102E Malays – Tradition, Conflict and Change
MS2210 Malay Culture and Society
MS3211 Political Culture of the Malays
MS3212 Classical Malay Literature
MS3213 Ideology and Ideas on Malay Development
MS3216 Gender in Malay Societies
MS3218 The Religious Life of the Malays
SE2210 Popular Culture in Southeast Asia
SE2212 Cities and Urban Life in Southeast Asia
SE2213 Politics in Southeast Asia
SE2214 Arts of Southeast Asia
SE2217 War and Southeast Asia
SE2221 Old and New Music in Southeast Asia
SE2223 Doing Research in Southeast Asia
SE2224 Unmasked! An Introduction to Traditional Dance in SEA
SE2225 Forbidden Pleasures: Vice in Southeast Asia
SE2229 Southeast Asia as a Field of Study
SE3214 Heritage and Heritagescapes in Southeast Asia
SE3233 Martial Arts in Southeast Asia

 

Spanish as a Foreign Language

Eligible language modules

  • First to the sixth level language modules: LAS1201 Spanish 1, LAS2201 Spanish 2, LAS3201 Spanish 3, LAS3202 Spanish 4, LAS4201 Spanish 5, LAS4202 Spanish 6
  • Language module(s) higher than the sixth level: LAS4203 Spanish 7, LAS4204 Spanish 8

Recognized modules:

PH2242 Philosophy of Language
EU1101E Making of Modern Europe
EU2213 Upheaval in Europe 1848-1918
EU2221 Empires, Colonies and Imperialism
EU3224 Social Thought & Social Theory
HY2210 State and Society in Early-Modern Europe

 

Thai as a Foreign Language

Eligible language modules

  • First to the sixth level language modules: LAT1201 Thai 1, LAT2201 Thai 2, LAT3201 Thai 3, LAT3202 Thai 4, LAT4201 Thai 5, LAT4202 Thai 6
  • Language module(s) higher than the sixth level: Nil

Recognized modules:

PH2242 Philosophy of Language
HY1101E Asia and the Modern World
SE2210 Popular Culture in Southeast Asia
SE2212 Cities and Urban Life in Southeast Asia
SE2213 Politics in Southeast Asia
SE2214 Arts of Southeast Asia
SE2217 War and Southeast Asia
SE2221 Old and New Music in Southeast Asia
SE2223 Doing Research in Southeast Asia
SE2224 Unmasked! An Introduction to Traditional Dance in SEA
SE2225 Forbidden Pleasures: Vice in Southeast Asia
SE2229 Southeast Asia as a Field of Study
SE3214 Heritage and Heritagescapes in Southeast Asia
SE3224 Thai Drawing and Painting
SE3233 Martial Arts in Southeast Asia

 

Vietnamese as a Foreign Language

Eligible language modules

  • First to the sixth level language modules: LAV1201 Vietnamese 1, LAV2201 Vietnamese 2, LAV3201 Vietnamese 3, LAV3202 Vietnamese 4, LAV4201 Vietnamese 5, LAV4202 Vietnamese 6
  • Language module(s) higher than the sixth level: Nil

Recognized modules:

PH2242 Philosophy of Language
HY1101E Asia and the Modern World
SE2210 Popular Culture in Southeast Asia
SE2212 Cities and Urban Life in Southeast Asia
SE2213 Politics in Southeast Asia
SE2214 Arts of Southeast Asia
SE2217 War and Southeast Asia
SE2221 Old and New Music in Southeast Asia
SE2223 Doing Research in Southeast Asia
SE2224 Unmasked! An Introduction to Traditional Dance in SEA
SE2225 Forbidden Pleasures: Vice in Southeast Asia
SE2229 Southeast Asia as a Field of Study
SE3214 Heritage and Heritagescapes in Southeast Asia
SE3233 Martial Arts in Southeast Asia